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Jul 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
swimming which is twice what you would burn in on a brisk walk. you can stay connected to me with cnn.com/sanjay. time now to get a check of the top stories in the "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> from cnn world headquarters atlanta, this is cnn sunday morning. trying to make a comeback from the embarrassing first run. not an olympic athlete, but mitt romney's international tour. plus, a stunning victory and surprising defeat. a tale of two american swimmers in last night's must-see 400 meter race. >>> and the suspect in the aurora shooting in court tomorrow. he could face more than 100 charges. >>> a veteran colorado pros prosecutor explains why. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kay. we start with mitt romney's eventful visit to israel. he went to the western wall after he sat down with leaders like benjamin netanyahu and shimon peres. and jim acosta has been traveling with mitt romney, and he joins us by phone. mitt romney is due to give an address today and what do you believe that the focus will be on, jim? >> well, he is expected to say in remarks la
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Jul 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of families that are struggling today in this great country. it doesn't have to be this way. >> cnn white house correspondent dan lothian traveled with the president through ohio and pennsylvania this week and has more. >> reporter: well, wolf, the president had been campaigning in mostly big cities, attending fund-raisers surrounded by the rich and famous. but this bus tour took him to small towns in ohio and pennsylvania. people who supported him in 2008, and voters he's trying to hang on to come november. it's a more retail-style approach, but unlike the president's other official bus trips last year, this one has campaign written all over it. there's a big presidential seal on the door and the venue in the small city of maumee, ohio, has been carefully staged. white picket fences, a large american flag, and a soft story about his daughter. >> then it was malia's birthday yesterday. see, when she was small, i could say, all these fireworks i had arranged for her birthday. but she doesn't believe me anymore. >> reporter: but his speech turned tough when the president took on his opponen
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Jul 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
right now with "cnn newsroom." >>> happening right now, overnight protests turning violent. store windows smashed, after a police officer apparently shot an unarmed man. >>> and a medical mystery as hepatitis c has an outbreak. the lab tech suspected of starting it all now in custody. >>> chilling and terrifying. new video surfacing of an attack six years ago. a 6,000 pound killer whale at sea world attacks his trainer and pulling him underwater for 15 minutes. >>> secret no longer. brand-new information this morning on what we will see during the olympics opening ceremonies friday night. details leaking out from london. two early hints, james bond and harry potter. >>> "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thanks for being with us. we begin with a single stor that captures both the heartbreak and the hope of the shooting rampage in colorado. this morning, americans are rallying to help this man, shooting victim caleb medley. he is in critical condition right now with gunshot wounds to his head, but that's only part of the story. he is also
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Jul 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
rounds. lisa sylvester, cnn, bethesda, maryland. >> all right. lisa, thanks. and thank you for watching. see you back here in an hour. >>> you're in "the situation room". president obama hits the road in battleground states, but the romney isn't far away. >>> a stunning new sign that the syrian president bashar al assad may be in serious jeopardy right now. a key member of his inner circle flees the country. >>> and re-living a disaster at sea. stories never heard before from survivors of the "costa concordia." we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> another weak jobs report is raising new concerns about the pace of an already sluggish economic recovery. only 80,000 jobs were added in the month of june, significantly fewer than economists were certainly hoping for. the unemployment rate is holding at 8.2%. it all comes as president obama's trying to kick his campaign into a higher gear with a major bus tour through some critical battleground states. >> it's still tough out there. you know, we learned
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Jul 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
them honest tonight, cnn's drew griffin has discovered only a slim fraction of the $26 million that woman raised could even possibly have gone towards rescuing dogs. the charity watchdog group has slim doubts how that slim fraction was spent. as they put it, the numbers don't seem to add up. the appear, reuniting dogs and troops, powerful. just as it was 6 1/2 years ago during hurricane katrina when crisp was running an organization and the appeal was reuniting pets and survivors. >> terry crisp joins me. good to see you. >> good to see you, be an dande too. this is tobasco. he was found on the washing machine of a house that was flooded. >> turns out, i didn't know it at the time, there were serious questions about noah's wish and a legal settlement with the state of california. the people asking you for money. to charities. and what they do with the money they raise. one thing we have not been able to do is confront terry crisp. that is, till tonight. here's drew griffin. >> reporter: it is the televised appeal on cnn's hln -- >> our salute to the troops today is actually liv
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Jul 13, 2012 1:00am PDT
terry crisp is doing. instead, keeping them honest tonight, cnn's drew griffin has discovered only a slim fraction of the $26 million that woman raised could even possibly have gone towards rescuing dogs. and as you'll see, the charity watchdog group has doubts how that slim fraction was spent. as they put it, the numbers don't seem to add up. the appeal though, reuniting dogs and troops, is powerful. just as it was 6 1/2 years ago after hurricane katrina when crisp was running an organization called noah's wish. the appeal then was to reunite pets and survivors. >> terry crisp joins me. she is in sacramento, california. good to see you. >> good to see you, anderson, too. >> and you brought an animal with you? >> this is tabasco. he's one of the survivors of hurricane katrina. he was found on the washing machine of a house that was flooded. he, his sister and another dog all survived. >> turns out, i didn't know it at the time, there were serious questions about noah's wish and a legal settlement with the state of california. we've been reporting on this for weeks now as part of a
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Jul 25, 2012 9:00am EDT
.com/help. you can find that link on my blog website as well, that's cnn.com/newsroom. click on the tab with my name. you can make a donation. i think they are already up to, what, $195,000. their goal is $500,000. caleb's medical bills could top $2 million. >>> in the meantime, survivors of the shooting spree received a surprise visit from the actor who was on the screen at the time of the shooting spree. christian bale met with the victims and their families and visited a memorial for those killed. >> it really showed his humanity and that he does care about people. and he cares about his fans. >> it was not a canned speech. it was nothing hollywood. he was the human being christian bale. >> with more, let's head to aurora and cnn's jim spellman. good morning. >> reporter: carol, it's fascinating how this began. somebody on facebook posted they thought that maybe christian bale should come here. then our affiliate started to hash tag on twitter, bail out aurora. and over 300 million people have used that hash tag to encourage cr christian bale to come here. but people have been so excited on
CNN
Jul 12, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. here's drew griffin. >> reporter: it is the televised appeal on cnn's hln -- >> our salute to the troops today is actually live in the studio. >> reporter: that so many of you found outrageous. >> sitting right beside nugget is terry with the spca and ivy's down at my feet. >> reporter: march of 2011. terry crisp with spca international was telling our viewers i' erers ivy and nugget >> look at that face! >> reporter: -- were two bomb sniffing doggings s in iraq and been essentially abandoned. she rescued them and was trying to find them homes. hln anchor robin meade understandably couldn't believe the story. >> so how is it that they fall through the cracks and get stranded there? that's unthinkable to me. >> it is unthinkable. that's why spca international is making sure these dogs don't get forgotten. >> reporter: it turns out ivy and nugget were not abandoned. they were donated. taken from their adoptive homes in iraq, a military contractor tells cnn. after terry crisp asks for them. the military contractor, reed security, told cnn they had no idea crisp would use ivy a
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Jul 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
from jerusalem. cnn's wolf blitzer is also in israel with mitt romney, and he will be interviewing the candidate in 30 minutes from now and be sure to stay tuned to cnn and as soon as we get the interview in house here, we will bring it to you. >>> and a poll shows that many more people like barack obama and then mr. romney, and the approval ratings may have plummeted and despite recession, an unpopular health care law and string of fights with congress, an overwhelming majority say they like him. here are the results from the gol lup poll. they score him 60% likability and the republican rival gets only 30%. >> i want to leave you with two things and one is that if this coward could do this with much hate, imagine what we can do with this much love. another thing if you are putting your dreams on hold, you stop that right now and you chase those dream, because you don't know how long you have here. >> that is the brother of the colorado shooting victim jessica ghawi. friends and family remember this aspiring broadcaster with words like spit fire and spunk and tough. services were
CNN
Jul 27, 2012 6:00am PDT
against the wall to see if it sticks. >> have a great weekend, everybody. "cnn newsroom" is starting right now. >>> blunderful in great britain. mitt romney within 24 hours managed to make headlines with comments that offend. the prime minister, the mayor of london, "the daily mail" saying he is devoid of charm, offensive, and this morning team romney is in damage control. >>> pepsi scare. a hospital technician suspected of infecting at least 30 people. and this morning we talk to one of those people. >>> nearly 1,000 miles of america waking up battered. torrential rain, dark skies. the northeast is battered. >> just outside of the cnn worldwide headquarters at centennial olympic park. we are counting down to london 2012. i'm rob marciano. i'll have the weather on both sides of the pond. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >>> and good morning to you. happy friday. thank you for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin with new details on a man who is accused of being a serial infector of hepatitis c. david kwiatkowsky is accused of infecting many people. one hospital fired him for drug abuse
CNN
Jul 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
opposition wants kofi annan removed saying he has failed to broker a peace plan. a u.s. official tells cnn syria is believed to be moving some of its chemical weapons. why? it is unclear, the answer that is, but the question is causing significant concerns here in the u.s. and abroad. here is barbara starr. >> a new worry about how far al-assad will go to keep his grip on power. the u.s. now believes the syrian regime has moved some of its chemical weapons in recent days. as the fighting continues, u.s. officials will only say the weapons are still under the control of assad forces but a former cia director says make no mistake, the u.s. is urgently trying to gather all the intelligence it can. >> i would see that ratcheting up. you just want to know, look, at the end of the day if something untoward is happening, you want to have as much time as possible to assess what it is and be able to develop a response. >> the pentagon won't comment on the story first reported by the wall street journal but said any use of chemical weapons by syria would be a red line for the international community
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Jul 14, 2012 12:00pm EDT
intervention. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> now video from northeast india has has gone viral. i must warn you the images you're about to see are disturbing. a young girl attacked and molested by a group of men outside a par. police have arrested four of the 14 suspects. they are charged with molestation, unlawful restraint, vulgar behavior and causing harm. official records show there has been an increase in crimes against women in particular in india. now to northern afghanistan where at least 17 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a wedding. 40 others injured. it seems the target of the attack was a prominent member of the afghan parliament. he was killed as he welcomed guests to his daughter's wedding. no one has claimed responsibility so far. the taliban is suspected. >>> back here at home turning to politics, president obama's campaign has released a new ad today featuring mitt romney singing america the beautiful. obama's campaign charges in the ad that romney either shipped jobs, outsourced, or forward portions of his portfolio to other countries and it comes as the
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Jul 27, 2012 9:00am EDT
's view? >> well, honestly, carol, mitt romney has done a couple of interviews. one with cnn's piers morgan and another on "the today show" on nbc and he is not really acknowledging publicly some of the criticism he's gotten here in london since those comments he made to nbc a couple of days ago about the city's readiness for the olympic games. you mentioned those headlines in the london newspapers. i have the one you just mentioned in "the sun," mitt the twit. i think this morning it's safe to say that the romney campaign probably has a new use for the olympic torch, and that is to burn some of these headlines, carol. but let me play for you some of what romney said on piers morgan last night, because piers asked romney about this criticism, and he didn't really seem to acknowledge it. here's what he had to say. >> you've been slightly criticized on knocking the british enthusiasm. are you feeling it now? >> well, i'm delighted to see the kind of support that has been around the torch, for instance. i watched last night on bbc an entire program about the torch being run across great
CNN
Jul 13, 2012 7:00pm PDT
with breaking news. mitt romney one-on-one, speaking out on cnn. the gop presidential candidate is on the defensive tonight. his campaign added two new senior advisers after a rough few days. and now they're hitting back, accusing the obama campaign of stooping to new lows. the issue, once again mr. romney's involvement at bain capital where he made his fortune. the focus centers around when he finally broke ties with that firm. the obama camp is claiming mr. romney lied about his end date at bain. even suggesting his actions could be criminal. to counter attack, mr. romney went on a media blitz today. something he rarely does. he talked with cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta this evening. >> governor, thanks for joining us. let's talk first about this controversy over when you left bain capital. i'll put one of the documents in question up on screen. their sec filing stating that you were ceo at bain capital past 1999. when you say you left bain to run the olympics. why was your name still on these documents? and why didn't you clear this up sooner? >> well, i w
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Jul 15, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. >> thanks for joining us. appreciate that. >>> earlier today cnn randi kaye talked to pastor's family and asked what he knows about the situation? >> we know about just as much as we know in the news in terms of they're doing a lot of negotiating. they're trying the best that they can and we are waiting. >> how concerned are you about your father's health? >> we are concerned but we're christians. weelieve in god. we're in good faith. we're resolved in our faith. we know that god is going to see him out of this situation. but at the same time we are human and we want to see our father get home. we want to see the sister, the member get home, also. we also want to see the tour guide, too. i'm sure a lot of people are not speaking about him, too. >> he says his father had no idea the region posed a risk to tourists. this is the third kidnapping of american tourists this year. >>> president obama's campaign has released a new ad this weekend. it features mitt romney singing "america the beautiful." obama's campaign charges in the ad the mitt romney either shifted jobs or stores his portf
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Jul 14, 2012 8:00am PDT
before he made it to the hospital. authorities later caught and killed that alligator. >>> from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." it is saturday july 14th. i'm randi kaye. egyptian security steps up its effort to find and free a kidnapped american couple and their tour guide. >>> a staggering number of murders on the streets of chicago. 259 so far this year. we'll track how illegal weapons get into the hands of killers. and the anticipation builds for london 2012. gold medallist dominique dawes and jacqui joie ner courier si joins me. >>> we begin with the search for two american tourists and their guides. they were kidnapped in the sinai peninsu peninsula. it's the third time american tourists have been kidnapped in that area this year. elise labott has been following the developments for us from jordan. she joins us by phone. elise, what is different would you say about this kidnapping compared to the others that we've reported on before? >> reporter: well, randi, in the past a lot of these kidnappings were about money. a lot of them were trying to make a little extra mo
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Jul 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
for watching. let's go to carol costello, "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> happening right now in the newsroom, sweltering heat. nearly 2 million people still don't have power and 16 states are under heat advisories or warnings. when will things start to cool down and when will the power come back on? plus, cover-up. cnn has seen e-mails from top brass to suggest a cover-up on jerry sandusky's child rape accusations. one from the university's president says dealing with the sex abuse within the school was, quote, humane. it's a cnn exclusive. plus -- return to power. the political party that ruled mexico for 70 years is back. you're looking at mexico's projected new president, pena nieto. on his agenda reduce the violence from drug cartels that seem to rule the country, but can he do it? >>> a rematch is on or is it? this photo finish was too close to call so these two runners are duking it out tonight fighting for that olympic dream but now reports suggest one of them might not run. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thank you so much
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Jul 14, 2012 11:00am EDT
in syria have been moved. but the official that spoke to cnn said they're not sure if it was moved in order to protect the chemical weapons because of the fighting that's going on in syria to make sure nothing happens to it, or more ominously, was it moved in order to try to use it against some of the population of syria? there's been a great concern from the u.s. and other international powers about syria's weapons stockpile. the u.s. has said for a while now they've had their eye on syrian weapons stockpiles there trying to make sure nothing happens. and because of these new reports, a lot more concern about what exactly is going to be done with these weapons that they believe have been moved, randi. >> and still no indication that this conflict is going to end any time soon. mohamed jamjoom, thank you. >>> to afghanistan where 17 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a wedding. 45 others have been injured. it seems the target of the attack was a prominent member of the afghan parliament. he was killed as he welcomed guests to his daughter's wedding. no one has claimed responsibi
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Jul 16, 2012 1:00pm EDT
shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use that database, how to go through that database. once that happens they'll begin the process of sending names of questionable people to supervisors of elections in the various counties. now, democrats are saying already that, look, it seems very suspicious that governors in republican states all of a sudden have gotten together and are trying to go through and purge voter records. >> what i fine disingenuous is the fact that all of these republican governors from all over the country who live thousands of miles apart seem to have come up with a situation where they've come up with the same idea of a voter purge at the same time and with the very same methodology. i'm skeptical. there's very few coincidences in life. and there are none i
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Jul 2, 2012 9:00am EDT
states anyway? here to discuss democratic strategist and cnn contributor and the presidential campaign adviser who served for rick perry and newt gingrich. good morning to both of you. >> good morning, carol. good to be here. >> good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> good morning. i want to start with you because you worked a lot on newt gingrich's campaign and his campaign was more of a national campaign. it didn't exactly -- i mean, he didn't exactly get support by traveling state to state but more he got support on a national level by appearing on television. is that fair? >> it is fair and i think marie and i will agree on most of this segment. these people running for the highest office in the land, exposure is important being in local communities and one thing i watched extremely successful when president obama came through south carolina campaigning against hillary clinton was he talked to the daily newspapers, the local outlets, and that really does a tremendous job in getting your message out. it's fair to say it's important to be in these battleground states. it's important
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Jul 16, 2012 2:00am PDT
joke of her on facebook saw cnn and called her to apologize. she happy. thank you for watching and my good friend, don lemon, back here next weekend. >>> kidnapped, the attempt to recovery two americans kidnapped in egypt. >>> and gone without a trace, two girls last seen riding their bikes near a lake. >>> tires punctures after someone threw tacks on the road. >>> good morning and welcome to "early saturdtart." >> you know, you come back from vacation, you have a new anchor. >> thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm zoraida sambo will i n. up first, authorities in egypt trying to negotiate the release of two kidnapped victims. one of the victims is diabetic. and his family is not here he has his medication with him. mohammed sami joins us on the phone in sinai, egypt, right now. where do the negotiations stand right now with the kidnapper? >> they are trying to negotiate with the hostages. the kidnapper insists that his uncle be released from prison and he's saying his uncle is not guilty. but the authorities are keen on making sure that they do not switch their arms. so this is a comp
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Jul 10, 2012 6:00am PDT
position on something can fit on a bumper sticker, you need to do a little bit more research. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello starts right now. >>> good morning. on the attack, the showdown is in iowa this morning as rnc chair priebus goes after the white house, showing up in cedar rapids hours before the president. his goal, to promote the republicans' new website out just today slamming obama saying that the president shipped the recovery overseas. >>> the war on drugs. it's a failure. chris christie mincing no words, saying his state is warehousing addicts every day and giving them no treatment. >>> the governor and the gestapo. maine's republican governor walking back comments he made comparing the irs to the nazi secret police. this morning we hear from governor paul la page. >>> and records smashed from the midwest to the east coast. and now a new record. this past year has been the warmest ever for america. so turn up the ac, grab a cold drunk. "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. right now, president obama
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Jul 13, 2012 7:00pm EDT
front strategy, jim acosta pushed him on issue of tax returns here on cnn. i wanted to play what jim got him to say. >> i've already put out one year of tax returns. we'll put out the next year of tax returns as soon as the accountants have that ready. and that's what we're going to put out. i know that there will always be calls for more. we're putting out what is required, plus more that is not required. those are the two years that people are going to have. that's all that's necessary for people to understand something about my finances. >> okay. made it very clear you're only getting two years. by the way, i, everybody, have the tax returns. everything that we have. it is a big stack. but how many months does it take? the guy's running for president. it's been three months after tax day. where are they? >> also, there's a precedent actually set by his father of 12 years of tax returns to really put it all out there. kill people with kindness. put it all out there. rather than dragging the feet, two years, and it makes it look like you're hiding something. >> it's an endless mystery i
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Jul 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> we're out of time. cnn newsroom with carol costello begins right now. >> hey, soledad. thank you. >>> happening right now, flight scare. sewing needles, yes, needles, found in sandwiches on delta planes flying into america. one passenger was hurt. this morning, find out what the airline is doing about it. >>> big bus. two continents, three tons of cocaine, and 200 pounds of marijuana. it's happening right now. cnn will take you aboard that ship. >>> caught on tape. a breathtaking rescue as a 7-year-old dancing on a third floor window air conditioning unit trips and falls. hear from the guy who caught her. >>> and how would you like to lose a few pounds? a new weight loss pill is about to be approved. average weight loss, 23 pounds. we'll tell you who it's for and why there was such a fight to get it to your drug store. "newsroom" begins right now. >>> and good morning. thank you so much for joining us this morning. i'm carol costello. we begin with an ongoing investigation. after a food safety scare at 30,000 feet. we're talking about sewing needles found in sandwiches served
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Jul 5, 2012 1:00pm PDT
last month over allegations he misled the court about his finances. cnn's david matingly is in florida. the judge set bail at $1 million but still has strong words for him. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, the cost to zimmerman may go far beyond the $100,000 cash in collateral he has to put up to make that bond. there is a tremendous loss to his credibility throughout this entire process. the judge having some very strong words for him in the ruling. and they run like this saying that george zimmerman flaunted the system, tried to manipulate the system and had no justification for his deception when he tried to tell the court that he didn't have any money and didn't have any means to live when in fact he had $100,000 in donated cash and a passport on him. the judge also went on -- and this was a real surprise, that george zimmerman he believed was preparing to flee to avoid prosecution but plans were thwarted. the judge doesn't go into detail about how those plans were or how they came undone, but they believe george zimmerman was a flight risk. now we see him with a $1 million bo
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Jul 10, 2012 9:00am EDT
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Jul 16, 2012 5:00am EDT
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Jul 27, 2012 1:00am PDT
charity services international. the group tells cnn. and u.s. vets has officially requested dvnf and charity services international not to ship us any more gifts in kind. as for the coconut m&ms, j.d. simpson says he did get an e-mail that candy was on the way. he didn't think much of it. until 11,000 bags. one-half ton of coconut m&ms, arrived. chef coats and football pants and coconut m&ms may be just about worthless to a bunch of homeless vets. but to the charities that sent them, they have real value. a value that seems incredibly inflated when they are written down on charity tax returns. take the spca international. a group that's raised $27 million to supposedly help soldiers and their pets. group's manager wouldn't tell us anything about the money. >> no, i'm not going to reveal that, none of it, i can't answer any of your questions right now. believe me, i would love to. >> reporter: but on its tax returns, we did learn about a certain shipment of animal medicines the spca international donated to an animal welfare group in nepal. cnn was provided with the invoice. it sh
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Jul 14, 2012 6:00am EDT
of egypt. details still coming into cnn. two american tourists have been kidnapped. the incident taking place where officials say people were taken from a tour bus. it's the third time american tourists have been kidnapped in that area this year. the u.s. embassy in cairo saying we are in close touch with the egyptian authorities who are doing everything they can to bring about the safe release of the american tourists. joining me from jordan is elise. good morning. tell us what is different about this kidnapping than the others we have seen this year. >> reporter: yes, randi. the reason it's different is this time the kidnappers are usually doing these kind of things for money. this time, they have an agenda. they have relatives that have been detained on drug charges and they want to let them go. it's more complicated than getting that money to them. they get released right away. this time, it's more complex. >> they are making specific demands to have their relatives released? >> specific demands to have relatives released. the americans are saying they are working with the egyptian
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Jul 16, 2012 11:00am EDT
of the state of florida. >> so here's what rick scott told cnn this morning. >> this is not a partisan issue. you want people to register to vote, get involved in campaigns, and vote. we want to make sure this is done the right way. >> but john, aren't critics saying and combatting this, look, this just hits minorities and poor voters unevenly? >> they're still saying that. we talked to the democratic party chairman in broward county. he said that, look, there's huge hispanic populations in florida. and up until now when florida was using driver's license records when they first started to look into this, before they had access to the federal database, that they were getting all kinds of people that are primarily hispanic, primarily minorities so it's singling them out, and that it was not fair. and they're still saying it could be the case even now although they're hoping that this database is more accurate. >> and this is four months, you know, before the election. and you've got other states that have also been watching this very, very closely, john. wanting to do the same thing. so you k
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Jul 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
. >> cnn's jim spellman is covering the search effort in eva evansdale, iowa. any luck yet? >> reporter: unfortunately, no, carol. take a look at this lake, it's called myers lake. they began draining it yesterday. they think perhaps by late tomorrow or thursday, they'll have all the water drained out of here into the river. it's really grasping at straws, though. i spoke to an investigator a few minutes ago who told me it's like these girls evaporated. they don't have any sign of foul play. they had about a thousand volunteers over the weekend searching through fields and trails, everything they can think of around here, with absolutely no sign of the girls except the two bikes and a purse found near the biekes. no sign of struggle near there. they want to drain the lake just in case -- they don't think they'll find anything else in here. but without much to do, that's the focus today, carol. >> so no witnesses saw the girls on their bicycles getting off at the lake, or no clues like that? >> reporter: no clues like that at all. take a look at this, carol. this far corner of the lake o
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Jul 14, 2012 3:00am PDT
to be a nurse. >> the work that we're doing here is bringing change. >> it's 10:00 p.m. here on the >>> from cnn world headquarters, this is an early start weekend. shopping with your credit card? you might have to pay more for your swipe. a victory for retailers but it could be a loss for you. >>> plus, a wave of homicides hit u.s. cities. chicago compared to afghanistan while a rash of shootings rattle afghanistan. later, a shocking death among the hollywood elite. sage stallone dead at 36. >>> it is saturdays, july 14. good morning. glad you are with us. i'm randi kaye. it is early. hopefully your kids are tucked in bed sleeping like angels. it's what one tennessee woman was hoping for when she adopted a little boy from russia. he was a 7-year-old boy that his mother decided he was mentally unstable. she put him on a plane and returned him like a pair of pants that didn't fit. she was not aware of his mental condition. now, a tennessee judge ordered the mother in this case to pay for the boy's care in russia since legally, she's considered to be his mother. she has to pay $150,000 in back sup
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
: my name's gary tuchman with cnn. we want to know why you have children out here begging for money at this subway. >> we're not answering any questions. >> reporter: but we found out who the man is. he's reverend robert lacy jr. he and his father are the people who run st. andrews. the school whose children are regularly spotted hustling for money at subway stations. why are they doing it? >> if you have any questions, you can give them to us in writing. >> reporter: why can't you answer that question now, sir? i think children should be home during their school work during the year not begging commuters for money. this poor little boy should be doing homework. this woman had three children there. she pulled them out. >> to me, it's just like a big slave camp. >> reporter: bailey said she was told her kids were doing fund-raising. she says no one told her they were begging. >> me and my little bear went with the pastor. he told us if we didn't make $50, we would stay there till we did. >> reporter: catherine says she pulled her son out of the school where she paid $3,000 a year in
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